Morning roundup: MLB announces season schedule
The Bucks owned an NBA-leading 53-12 record when play was suspended in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Their magic number for clinching the Eastern Conference’s top seed in the playoffs is two as they chase their first NBA title since 1971.
Milwaukee is scheduled to resume play July 31 against the Boston Celtics, its first of eight games to close the regular season.
President Trump speaks out on Redskins, Indians considering name changes
On Monday, President Donald Trump addressed the possibility of the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians changing their names.
“They name teams out of STRENGTH, not weakness, but now the Washington Redskins & Cleveland Indians, two fabled sports franchises, look like they are going to be changing their names in order to be politically correct,” Trump tweeted. “Indians, like Elizabeth Warren, must be very angry right now!”
The Indians have had that nickname since 1915 and the Redskins since 1933.
The Indians, hours later, released the statement: “We are committed to making a positive impact in our community and embrace our responsibility to advance social justice and equality.”